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Author Topic: Gigaget  (Read 3686 times)

Zero3K

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Gigaget
« on: February 09, 2006, 09:38:21 PM »
Description from the FileForum listing:

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Gigaget is the next generation download manager which utilizes cutting-edge Net Grid technology that improves your download speed by 7-10 times.

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Homepage: http://www.gigaget.com
Forum: http://www.gigaget.com/index.php
Download: http://planetmirror....Gigaget.1.0.0.21.exe
License: Freeware
« Last Edit: April 30, 2006, 11:17:22 PM by Zero3K »

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Re: Gigaget
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 09:45:52 PM »
Not to pour cold water, but download accelerators have quite a fair pinch of snakeoil about them.

At least for HTTP, multiple connections really adds robustness and not speed to downloading, yet they've been hyped for ages.


EDIT: it seems to be a peer-to-peer as it claims using networked computers, or maybe it's server-peer based - that will speed you up but the details are very unclear on their site, which I find worrying.
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Re: Gigaget
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2006, 01:04:59 AM »
for download managers I have tried many but my favorite is ReGet Deluxe.  Nice GUI, stable, and has just the right amount of features for my taste.  Although it's not freeware, you get what you pay for.

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Re: Gigaget
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2006, 06:57:33 AM »
EDIT: it seems to be a peer-to-peer as it claims using networked computers, or maybe it's server-peer based - that will speed you up but the details are very unclear on their site, which I find worrying.

Basically, it searches for servers that are hosting the same file and then uses them along with the original server (which speeds up the download).

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Re: Gigaget
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 06:24:49 PM »
I wouldn't mind trying Gigaget but the links aren't working for me and I tend not to try any download managers that aren't supported by the FlashGot extension for Firefox. 
My favorite is also ReGet Deluxe. 

Tried all of the following:

FlashGet
Free Download Manager
GetRight
HiDownload
iGetter
InstantGet
Internet Download Accelerator
Internet Download Manager
Leechget
Mass Downloader
Download Mage
Net Transport
Net Xfer
ReGet Deluxe
Star Downloader
Download Accelerator Plus
True Downloader